Providing tools for life

Project Wreckless
Capacity development program for at-risk youth centered around the restoration of bad-ass cars.

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Providing tools for life

Project Wreckless is a capacity development program currently targeting the most at-risk youth in San Francisco. We provide the tools for life through an immersive curriculum centered around the restoration of classic cars. Learning the basics of auto mechanics is a given. Our program is unique in that our youth rotate through a set of other job roles necessary for the efficient operations of an auto shop. Quantitative skills learned include auto mechanics, accounting, social media, scheduling, people management, and budgeting. Qualitative skills learned include teamwork, collaboration, conflict resolution, and communication. Together, the quantitative and qualitative skills comprise the “tools for life” toolbox that Project Wreckless provides to each student. Our vision is to bring the Project Wreckless community to every state across America. Project Wreckless expects more of our youth, so they can gain the confidence to expect more of themselves. Thank you and we truly appreciate your support.

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Jordan Langer, Founder

Over the last 10 years, Jordan Langer has helped shape the flourishing San Francisco event and nightlife scene. His largest and most successful company to date, Non Plus Ultra, features some of the city’s most historic and noteworthy event spaces and operates on the premise of always doing good and giving back to the community. From this daily business mindset came the idea for Project Wreckless, a youth development program targeting at-risk youth designed to have a significant, meaningful, and lasting positive impact on each participant. Originally from New York, Jordan has made San Francisco his home during this last decade. He is a husband, a father of two wonderful boys, and a true gear head through and through.

Items in Need

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DUST MASK FILTERS

$11.5

Replacement filters for the dust masks.


Gifted: 2 | Remaining: 18

WD40 OIL

$27

Penetrating oil and water-displacing spray, packs of 3.


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 12

BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS

$239

Small, yet heavy duty bench top drill to allow youth to build custom parts for each vehicle.


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

DUST MASKS

$17.5

Solvent and particulate respirator with changable filter for youth and staff.


Gifted: 3 | Remaining: 17

SAFETY GLASSES

$14

Keep our eyes safe during metalworking, welding, woodworking, and other activities. Scratch, impact, and ballistics resistant, 12pk.


Gifted: 1 | Remaining: 2

Project Budgets

Our project teams have worked hard to give the best estimates possible, but budgets and prices of items can fluctuate. Should something change, your monetary donation will be used for another aspect of this project.

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SECURE OUR TOOLS

Building of our tool room door to ensure the youth continue to have tools for life.


Gifted: $0 | Remaining: $1,500

HEALTHY "FAMILY MEALS"

Annual budget for weekly, healthy "Family Meals" at the end of each class to talk about our week, successes and struggles.


Gifted: $5 | Remaining: $15,595

SHOES FOR IN SHOP

Custom Project Wreckless shoes to wear at car shows and "Mechanic's Work Boots" to wear in class and in job placements for each program participant.


Gifted: $0 | Remaining: $2,400

COMPRESSOR AND ATTACHMENTS

Industrial compressor, inline filters, hose, hardlines and fittings to outfit the entire shop.


Gifted: $0 | Remaining: $4,500

PROGRAM COSTS

Budget for 12 youth to participate in our program for a year, incl transportation, individual support plan and coaching.


Gifted: $0 | Remaining: $312,000

METAL PREP/FINISH MATERIALS

Monthly budget for metal finishing supplies incl. sandpaper, cut off wheels, flap discs, welding wire, gas etc.


Gifted: $0 | Remaining: $2,400

HEALTHY SNACKS & DRINKS

Snacks and drinks for the youth before class.


Gifted: $0 | Remaining: $1,320